The American Gem Society (AGS) was created with one mission in mind: to protect you, the consumer.
Our members adhere to the highest standards of business practices and ethics so that you can buy with confidence from jewelers you can trust. AGS Standards not only comply with governing laws, but go beyond that to ensure that you are buying from jewelers who have the knowledge and skill to help you make the most informed buying decision. The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research. In fact, only 5% of jewelers, designers and appraisers have met the American Gem Society standards.
Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls.
A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry. In the 1940s, GIA established the “4Cs” and the International Diamond Grading System™ – to this day, the worldwide standard for evaluating diamond quality. Through research, education, and unbiased gem grading and analysis, GIA strives to protect the gem and jewelry buying public by setting global quality standards. Orin Jewelers uses the standards of GIA to ensure that our jewelry and diamond grading is of the highest caliber because our goal is always to bring the best to our clients.
Orin Jewelers has been an active member of the Independent Jewelers Organization since 1984.
The Independent Jewelers Organization is a group of over 800 independent retail jewelers nationwide, which offers supreme quality and unmatched service, providing an excellence that customers can count on. As our area's exclusive Master IJO Jeweler, we maintain a leading role by keeping up with the latest fashions and trends in fine jewelry, educating ourselves about every aspect of our industry, including innovative technologies, and listening carefully to each one of our customers. We are able to offer the finest diamonds in the world at the best value. We practice a strict ethical code of conduct regarding the importance of trust, integrity, expertise, honesty and quality, as it is our promise to deliver the Brilliance You Deserve ®.